The Costa Rican central bank chief has warned the public about the risks involved with investing in crypto – but also made a point of noting that tokens are “not illegal” in the country.
A largely state-run Russian energy firm is set to launch an energy buying platform that makes use of blockchain technology – but is seeking help from the private sector to carry out its plans.
In a never-ending arms race pitting crypto compliance firms and cybercriminals, a blockchain analytics tool has been made available on the dark web, enabling bitcoin (BTC) addresses to be checked for ties to criminal activities, according to blockchain analytics company Elliptic.
China’s blockchain technology ambitions may be even greater than once thought – with a media outlet claiming to have seen evidence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s blockchain planning.
Payments giant Mastercard announced an enhanced card program for cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges that aims to make it easier for partners to convert cryptocurrency to fiat currency.
Global telecommunications companies are growing increasingly keen on blockchain technology – as Germany and Europe’s largest telecoms provider Deutsche Telekom (DT) announced it has teamed up with the financial industry heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz in a new deal involving the Celo blockchain network.
Blockchain-powered voting went ahead for United Russia (known locally as ER) Party primaries over the weekend, with many staying away from polling booths due to the coronavirus pandemic – and instead favoring online platforms that make use of votes registered on a blockchain protocol.
The electronics giant Samsung has announced that it will allow users of older Galaxy smartphones that do not feature its crypto wallet app – the Samsung Blockchain Keystore – to use hardware wallets. The company also reorganizes its blockchain division and expands the scope of its phones’ crypto services to allow third-party wallet support.
The growth of China’s blockchain business expansion appears to be slowing, per a new report – a sign that the blockchain fever of the past two years appears to be subsiding.
Wyoming is set to recognize decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) as a new type of limited liability companies starting July 1, potentially paving the way for accelerated adoption of its stance in other states across the US.